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Egypt: Further information - Risk of torture/ill-treatment on Prisoners of conscience

, Index number: MDE 12/011/2002

The five men detained in January, were sentenced on 11 March, by a criminal court in Damanhour, near Alexandria, to the maximum three-year prison sentence on charges of “habitual debauchery”. Amnesty International believes that the men were convicted solely on the grounds of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and considers them to be prisoners of conscience.

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